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Mindset is a term that gets used a lot these days, but what does it mean, and why it is so important in every facet of our lives? Just to make sure that we are on the same page, let’s define what is meant by the word mindset.  Merriam-Webster defines mindset as, A mental attitude or inclination. A […]

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Is it just me, or does it feel like New Year’s Day was a lot longer than one week ago?  Also, does it feel like 2023’s new car smell faded almost instantly?   I rang in the New Year on our couch with my youngest daughter and our two cats and didn’t stray far on the first full day […]

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We are in the throes of another hectic holiday season! The holidays are an interesting time, aren’t they? This can be a time of joy, excitement, and anticipation. It can also can be a time of great stress. Sometimes, holiday get togethers are overwhelming, and some family gatherings may dredge up unresolved issues and stir up […]

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching Christmas movies and shows.  I love the feelings of nostalgia that the Claymation shows, like The Year without a Santa Claus, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, evoke.  I also enjoy favorites from not as many years gone by, such as Elf, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s […]

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In the mid-90s, I watched an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that focused on gratitude journals.  I don’t recall the specific details, other than Oprah was passionate about the power of writing in a gratitude journal.  Back then, I knew two things.  One, when Oprah talked, millions of people listened, myself included.  Two, I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis […]

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Last week’s blog post, Gratitude Gone Wrong, addressed how sometimes gratitude is misused to deflect or minimize other emotions and to avoid dealing with difficult situations.  This week, let’s shift gears to explore how we can practice gratitude in better ways. Gratitude isn’t just reserved for the Thanksgiving season.  Feeling grateful can shift our perspective and boost our mood […]

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